Chapter 1: Free Movement of Goods
Free movement of goods is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the European Union. The principle of the free movement of goods implies that products must circulate freely from one part of the Union to another.
In order to enable free movement of goods the acquis under this chapter provides for a harmonised regulatory framework, following the “old approach” (imposing precise product specifications) or the “new approach” (imposing general product requirements) in several sectors.
The harmonised European product legislation, which needs to be transposed, represents the largest part of the acquis. Moreover, sufficient administrative capacity is essential to notify restrictions on trade and to apply horizontal and procedural measures in areas such as standardisation, conformity assessment, accreditation, metrology and market surveillance.
Leading Institution for this chapter
Ministry of Finance and Economy
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Negotiations for this chapter will be opened after following the respective decision of the EU Council of Ministers.
This chapter will be closed upon the issuing of the closing report by the EC and approval by all member states. In any instance, until final closing of all 35 chapters, this chapter will be considered “provisionally closed”.
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